Development Manager (Oracle)

Simpson Judge
Manchester, UK
19 Aug 2019
30 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Development Manager (Oracle)

Simpson Judge Systems are currently recruiting for a Development Manager (Oracle) for a dynamic market leading organisation based in Greater Manchester. The Development Manager will have the following skills and expertise;

• Minimum 3 years' experience within the role of a Development Manager
o Alternatively, the level of a Technical Lead or Principal Developer etc looking to take the step up into the role of Development Manager
• Technical expertise within Oracle
o COBOL (Desirable)
• Previous experience of leading a team, in addition to creating and maintaining best practice with regards to coding standards.


Application Development
• Work with product owners and team leads to maintain the development backlog for the in-house bespoke system and Oracle.
• Evolve current methodologies to give visibility of backlogs to all relevant stakeholders.
• Define KPI's for application development activities.
• Work with development teams to effectively manage technical debt, suggesting appropriate improvements and initiatives where needed.
• Work with technical leads to define and implement coding standards.
• Work with technical leads to drive forward the continual delivery of developments and ensure maximum value to gained from development activities.
• Work with team leads and product owners to improve our agile capability.
Application Support
• Act as an escalation point for BAU application support requests, emergency RFCs and out of hours emergencies / major incidents.
• Define KPI's for application support tickets and drive through service improvements.
• Maintain the on-call support rota for In-house bespoke system and Oracle teams.
Sprint Planning, reporting, daily stand-ups
• Work with PMO team to carry out sprint planning, and ensure the correct resource is available for each workstream (BAU support / projects / tech debt / innovation).
• Support daily stand-ups for Oracle and in-house bespoke system teams, either with the PMO team via squads, or running the stand ups where needed.
• Evolve the current sprint reporting process to ensure visibly of development activities is available to all potential stakeholders and identify any opportunities to automate / streamline.
• Guide both performance and personal development via annual appraisals and pay reviews and carry out regular 1-2-1 sessions where needed.
• Help to create and manage personal and professional objectives for the development team.
• Create multi skilled developers by building personal development plans for all team members, incorporating training, and knowledge sharing.
• Act as the primary point of contact for leave approval requests, sickness notifications, overtime authorisations, and work from home requests.
• Work with the IT training manager to ensure graduate training is fit for purpose, and plan workloads to ensure it is relevant and beneficial.
• Support development team members on apprentice programmes / MBA courses wherever needed.
Miscellaneous Tasks
• Work with Oracle and in-house bespoke system team leaders to ensure BAU and emergency releases are planned and deployed in an effective manner.
• Support the annual Audit.
• Work with team leads to automate current SAR process.
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